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We have some exciting news to share! SAP SuccessFactors is continuing our Upgrade2Success global roadshow to teach you how to successfully transition from SAP ERP HCM on-prem to the Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors. The Upgrade2Success Summit Series builds on a very effective 25-event series that was delivered in 2017. For 2018, we have optimized the agenda and content based on the results of detailed surveys of our on-prem and hybrid customer base. This year we have over 30 events planned, including SAPPHIRE, both SuccessConnects, large enterprise-focused roadshows, as well as a series focused on the small and medium enterprise segment.

Upgrade2Success is a program that helps customers with on-premise SAP ERP Human Capital Management solutions to transition and expand into the Cloud. The program is designed as an opportunity for SAP and its strong partner ecosystem. SAP offers customers deployment options for their unique HR needs. With SAP SuccessFactors, we can focus on the BIG picture. We can help you whether you require a core HR transformation first or whether your core is up to standard and you prefer to start with Talent solutions.

To get a glimpse of what you can expect from the Upgrade2Success roadshows, we spoke with Steve Schnoll, Global Vice-President of Strategy at SAP SuccessFactors:

  1. Can you give us the strategic overview of Upgrade2Success?

Upgrade2Success is a strategic program, six years in the making, since SAP SuccessFactors became part of the SAP family. During that time, we’ve worked with customers to develop products, tools and services designed to make the transition from on-prem SAP ERP HCM to the SAP SuccessFactors cloud easier and more predictable – with reduced time and effort, at lower cost, and with lower risk.

  1. What can customers expect from the Upgrade2Success roadshows and why should they attend?

Each Upgrade2Success roadshow features a full-day immersion experience specifically designed for customers with SAP ERP HCM solutions – including a live reference customer case study from a company that has already made the transition, so that you can learn not just from SAP, but also from fellow practitioners about their lessons learned. We cover important topics like integration and migration strategies, building a winning business case, and providing insight into what every on-prem HCM customer needs to know about SAP SuccessFactors.

  1. What is the one piece of information you want each customer to leave with after the roadshow?

We expect customers to leave each Upgrade2Success roadshow equipped to go back to their organizations with confidence to recommend the path forward to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors, including clear next steps to develop and advance their organization’s transition plans.

  1. What is the Upgrade2Success partner call to action?

The Upgrade2Success call to action for partners is to keep themselves relevant by embracing the SAP SuccessFactors cloud before they find themselves disrupted by competitors. There is no longer a question about whether the cloud is ready or if SuccessFactors is ready – increasingly the question is whether the partner is ready to embrace new opportunities and revenue streams.

  1. Where can customers or partners go for more information on Upgrade2Success and the roadshows?

Customers and partners can find much more information, including video case studies and links to the roadshow events at, and partners can find more information on SAP PartnerEdge or from their Partner Business Managers (PBMs).

Many of our leaders have been working diligently to ensure the Upgrade2Success program is successful, including making sure each roadshow is beneficial and educational for the customers attending. According to Jeroen van der Lingen, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Strategic Customers at SAP SuccessFactors: “As the leader of the Upgrade2Success program, alongside my team, I am proud and honored to be bringing together relevant knowledge, expertise, resources and networking to help our valued on-premise SAP HCM customers migrate to the cloud and digitally transform HR more easily. We have been listening to our customers, getting feedback and understanding common queries, and are now answering with this a supportive, comprehensive, best-in-class, tailored program. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you move to the Cloud!”

For more information on the Upgrade2Success roadshows and to register for a roadshow near you, please refer to the Upgrade2Success landing page:


Bonus: *Watch Steve Schnoll, Global VP Strategy, SAP SuccessFactors and Luc Hedou, President at /N SPRO discuss the Upgrade2Success program, and the benefits and business case for customers moving their HR solutions from on premise to the Cloud.*